Cyclonic storm Fani: Limited chances of rainfall over Tamil Nadu

By TheHindu on 27 Apr 2019 | read

There is limited chance for rainfall over Tamil Nadu as cyclonic storm Fani may not make landfall close to Tamil Nadu coast, according to Meteorological Department.

S. Balachandran, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Chennai, said the cyclonic storm 'Fani', which is centred over southeast Bay of Bengal, 1,240 km southeast of Chennai, is likely to become severe cyclonic storm by April 28. It is likely to reach near north Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh coast by April 30 evening. The system is moving at a speed of 18 km per hour.

There may not be any heavy rainfall activity over the State. The weather models indicate that only light to moderate rains may occur in few places of north coastal areas on April 30 and May 1.

“Any direct impact of the system depends on its movement. It is now not favourable to make landfall close to Tamil Nadu coast. If it comes closer up to 200-300 km off Tamil Nadu coast, we can have moderate rains,” he said.

The department has advised fishermen not to venture into sea from April 28 to May 1. Sea condition would be rough along and off Puducherry and Tamil Nadu coast.